In episode 66 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed starting Part 1 of a two or maybe three part series reflecting upon the history, funding, distribution, cost, creation, expectation, audience and future for photo books.

Plus this week photographer Sadie Catt takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

You can read more of Grant’s thoughts on book publishing here: https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2018/11/13/the-why-where-what-and-how-of-photobooks-and-what-is-the-truth/

You can read more about the independent photo book publishing community here: https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2017/01/23/the-new-publishing-landscape-in-conversation-with-iain-sarjeant-of-another-place-press/

Born and raised in Brighton, England, Sadie Catt uses photography as a creative tool in which to understand and confront prominent issues of the modern day, inspired by themes of introspection, identity and the female perspective. Sadie graduated from The University of The West of England in 2018, and her project, Woodstockwas the recipient of a special mention award at Free Range 2018 and selected for Cream’18 with the Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton. She was also selected by The British Journal of Photography as one of eight photographers to receive a Fractured Stories commission. Her work has been recognised by platforms such as M&C Saatchi Little StoriesUnveil’d and Splash & Grab magazine. Whilst developing new personal work, Sadie works as an Assistant Creative Director for the independent photo book publisher, The Lost Light Recordings, who recently launched books by photographers Cian Oba-Smith and Ben Ingham. www.sadiecatt.com.

Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014) and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015). His next book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019. He is currently work on his next documentary film project Woke Up This Morning: The Rock n’ Roll Thunder of Ray Lowry.

His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay can now be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU&t=3915s.

© Grant Scott 2019

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